Oak Hill Hospital - Star Employees - January 2012
Patrick Maritim, RN
Patrick joined Oak Hill Hospital in April of last year as a registered nurse on the medical/surgical floor (fourth floor) where he is involved in the admitting, assessing, passing medications and making sure that patients are comfortable as they recover. Patrick also uses his job as ensuring that families’ needs are cared for and that they are comfortable and that their questions are answered. Patrick travels to Oak Hill every day from his home in New Tampa where he lives with his wife, Catherine, his 10 year old son, Clarence. They are expecting the arrival of another son, Enoch, any time now. Patrick received several nominations that all extol his compassion, positive attitude, gentleness and genuine caring for patients and their families. Each of the nominations states time and time again, “Patrick kept us informed. He was never bothered by our questions.” His nominations contained adjectives like “amazing and caring.” Patients and families actually seek him out when coming to Oak Hill Hospital. For his part Patrick praises the support he receives from his director, physicians, charge nurses, fellow nurses, nursing assistants and “all other members of the interdisciplinary team working together to put patient care first.”
Mary Chiarella, EVS Supervisor
Mary joined the Environmental Services Department at Oak Hill Hospital in August 2006 and is now our night supervisor overseeing the cleanliness of the hospital and making sure that everything is done. She lives in Spring Hill. Her family consists of her sons, Daniel and John, daughter Andrea, and her six year old grandson, Derrick. Mary’s nomination came from colleagues who talked about how she and another coworker, who is also receiving this award, went out of their way to help a patient even though it was after their shift and really not their responsibility. A patient’s glasses had been misplaced and both Mary and her coworker searched throughout all of the linen both inside and outside the hospital until it was found. For her part Mary says that Oak Hill Hospital has given her the opportunity to further her career and for this she thanks us.
Lillian McCracken, Environmental Services Tech I
Lillian joined Oak Hill Hospital’s Environmental Services Department in November of 1997 and she is one of the environmental service’s division lead techs. She lives in Spring Hill and her family consists of a son, Sean, three daughters, Renee, Bo and Sheryl. She is also the proud grandmother of six grandchildren and one great grandson. Lillian’s nomination also came from the same coworkers who said that Lillian and another coworker, who is also receiving this award, went out of their way to help a patient even though it was after their shift and really not their responsibility. A patient’s glasses had been misplaced and both Mary and her coworker searched throughout all of the linen both inside and outside the hospital until it was found. As for what she thinks of Oak Hill Hospital she puts it simply: “This is my second family.”
In making the announcement Oak Hill Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer Sonia Gonzalez said, “Dr. Thomas Frist, Senior, our founder, always believed that ‘Good people beget good people.’ People like Patrick, Mary and Lillian prove that Oak Hill Hospital will continue the legacy.”